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Frank Oz and Fraggle Rock.

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Squall Leonhart, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Please forgive me if this has been asked before, or asked before by me, I have a horrible memory. But why wasn't Frank Oz involved in Fraggle Rock? it always seemed weird. The rest of the "gang" was on it. Just curious. Thanks. :smirk:
  2. Kuriboh Man Active Member

    I'm guessing it was because he was busy with other productions, Or maybe he wasn't interested.
  3. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I think he talked about why he wasn't on the show when he was on The MuppetCast a few years ago for a Jim Henson tribute show. I can't remember all the details, but it wasn't because of directing (at the time the show premiered his only directing credits were for the "Number Three Ball Film" on Sesame Street and co-directing "The Dark Crystal", both of which Oz said in interviews that he didn't really consider to be directing jobs for him). Oz wouldn't start directing non-Hensoon films until 1985.

    But in the 1980s Henson seemed to start seperating his performers for different productions, because Henson started to do a lot more in the 1980s and it would hav ebeen hard to have all of the same performers perform in every production.
  4. Kuriboh Man Active Member

    That Makes Sense.
  5. Princeton Active Member

    Plus, as far as FR goes, part of what made that show great is how versatile Jerry and Richard and Dave are. And let's face it: Frank? Not the most versatile performer.

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